During the fiscal year running April 2018 to March 2019, JETAA TEXOMA hosted and participated on the following occasions to promote cross-cultural understanding and connect JET Program Alumni across Texas and Oklahoma (and other chapters in the US!)...
Alumni and other guests gathered to celebrate the 2018 returning & 2019 departing JETs on March 24, 2019. The event took place at the residence of Consul-General Hideo Fukushima in Houston, who spoke with praise for the JET Program and revitalization efforts in US-Japan relations. Recent returnees Jonathan Bruhn (ALT in Ibaraki) and Sheridan McKisick … Continue reading 2019 Returnee and Early Departing JET Reception
Despite Hurricane Harvey, JETAA TEXOMA was more active than ever, hosting and participating in the following stellar events to promote cross-cultural understanding and connect JET Program Alumni across Texas and Oklahoma...
The events of Hurricane Harvey have left many dealing with extensive damage and even total destruction of their home and property. The Japan Exhange in Teaching Alumni Association of Texas and Oklahoma and its membership were not spared from this tragedy. We are setting up a gofundme fundraiser to aid those in our community who … Continue reading JETAA Texoma Establishes a Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
JETAA Texoma hosted a booth at Japan Festival Houston on Saturday, May 6, and Sunday, May 7, 2017, to boost the JET Program and the Alumni Association. Eight volunteers assisted our JETAA booth during a busy matsuri environment and made meaningful connections with attendees. Seventy guests stopped by the booth to take brochures about the … Continue reading Japan Festival Houston 2017
June is Pride month, and in celebration, your Press Officer will take entries for a mid-June Pride issue! To participate, please note the following details: Word count: 100-200 Deadline for submissions: June 10, 2017, 11:00 a.m. Theme: Pride-tastic story from your time in JET. This is a pretty free topic, but that's the point. Brainstorm and we're sure you'll find … Continue reading Newsletter: Pride 2017 Issue
We've been updating our website. Unfortunately, this process has meant some technical issues with adding our newsletter subscription to the website. If you aren't subscribed to the newsletter but would like to catch up, here are the links to the most recent newsletters: June 19, 2017: Newsletter 2017-2018, Issue 6 Contents: Austin Survey Update, Outgoing … Continue reading Newsletter Subscription Under Construction
The first JETAA Houston Book Club meeting details have been finalized: Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017 Time: 10:30 A.M Place: EQ Heights (1030 Heights Blvd.) Book: Silence by Shusaku Endo Please be aware that parking may be limited. For those close enough, car-pooling or ubering may be preferable. Our Houston Rep, Emily Gurvis, will arrive … Continue reading Houston Book Club First Meeting Announcement
UPDATE: The deadline for this survey is June 16, 2017 Hi, Austin alumni! We're trying to expand our JETAA events in your area, and we want to hear from you. Please click the link below* to take this short survey (only seven questions) to let us know what you'd like to see happening! https://goo.gl/forms/cF1mzDSVy3kDNksL2 *Previously, … Continue reading Austin Alumni Interests Survey
JET Alumni Association Region 9, Texas and Oklahoma, hosted elections this spring, inviting platforms from interested and eligible candidates starting Feb 22, 2017 (announced via newsletter). On March 13, 2017, candidates and their platforms were announced and voting commenced using Survey Monkey. Voting closed on March 20, 2017. The following elected board representatives and vacancies … Continue reading 2017-2018 Board